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On January 29th, 1900, the American League,
consisting of eight baseball teams, was organized
On this date:
In 1820, Britain's King George the Third
died insane at Windsor Castle, ending a reign
that had seen both the American and French
In 1843, the 25th
president of the United States, William McKinley,
was born in Niles, Ohio.
In 1845, Edgar
Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" was first
published, in the New York "Evening
In 1850, Henry
Clay introduced in the Senate a compromise bill
on slavery which included the admission of
California into the Union as a free state.
In 1861, Kansas
became the 34th state of the Union.
In 1936, the first
members of baseball's Hall of Fame, including Ty
Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in Cooperstown,
In 1958, actors
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married.
In 1963, the first
members of football's Hall of Fame were named in
In 1963, poet
Robert Frost died in Boston.
In 1979, President
Carter formally welcomed Chinese Vice Premier
Deng Xiaoping (duhng shah-oh ping) to the White
House, following the establishment of diplomatic
Ten years ago:
Former "Exxon Valdez" skipper Joseph
Hazelwood went on trial in Anchorage, Alaska, on
charges stemming from the nation's worst oil
spill. (Hazelwood was acquitted of the major
charges, and convicted of a misdemeanor.)
Five years ago:
The San Francisco 49ers defeated the San Diego
Chargers, 49-to-26, to win Super Bowl 29; the
49ers became the first team in NFL history to win
five Super Bowls.
One year ago: The
Senate delivered subpoenas for Monica Lewinsky
and two of President Clinton's advisers,
summoning them for private, videotaped testimony
in the impeachment trial. Attorney General Janet
Reno rejected a special prosecutor investigation
of former White House deputy chief of staff
the only quotations that are never
Hesketh Pearson, British biographer (1887-1964).